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Ethical Hacking: A Critical Cog in the Future of Cybersecurity

June 19, 2019

Via: Kelly Redmond

Every headline-grabbing cyberattack unveils new sophisticated hacking techniques, but the attacker’s portrait remains the same: a modern-day professional with a strong sense of curiosity, patience, and social skills that thoroughly examines a company’s systems, takes note of every vulnerability, then […]


Hardware, Mobility, Tech

Apple Is Reportedly Asking Suppliers to Shift at Least 15% of Output from China

June 19, 2019

Via: Fortune

Apple Inc. has asked its largest suppliers to consider the feasibility of shifting 15% to 30% of its output from China to Southeast Asia in a dramatic shake-up of its production chain, the Nikkei reported. The U.S. tech giant asked […]


Federal, Policy

Federal bill would allow clean energy companies to structure like oil companies

June 18, 2019

Via: ArsTechnica

Last week, US senators and representatives introduced bills in the Senate and the House to open up a type of corporate structure originally reserved for oil, gas, and coal companies to clean energy companies. Called a Master Limited Partnership (MLP), […]


Cloud Infrastructure, Infrastructure, Policy, State & Local

How Maryland is using the cloud to rebuild its public services

June 18, 2019

Via: StateScoop

When the Maryland Department of Human Services decided in 2017 to move the systems it uses to run the state’s benefit programs to a cloud platform, it could have gone with a “lift and shift” strategy, literally copying the files […]


Attacks & Breaches, Operations Security, Security

Hackers behind dangerous oil and gas intrusions are probing US power grids

June 17, 2019

Via: ArsTechnica

In a new troubling escalation, hackers behind at least two potentially fatal intrusions on industrial facilities have expanded their activities to probing dozens of power grids in the US and elsewhere, researchers with security firm Dragos reported Friday. The group, […]


Federal, Policy

Even Longtime Tariff Backers Say Trump Is Pushing Them Too Far

June 17, 2019

Via: Fortune

New Balance Athletics Inc. has long advocated and benefited from tariffs, competing with Nike Inc. and other footwear companies while still making shoes in the U.S. Now, it’s among the critics of President Donald Trump’s duties testifying at a public […]


Federal, Policy

‘I’m Not Going to Fire Her.’ Trump Says Kellyanne Conway Has Been Loyal

June 14, 2019

Via: Fortune

President Donald Trump said he won’t fire White House adviser Kellyanne Conway following a government watchdog’s recommendation she be “removed from federal service” for disparaging Democratic presidential candidates in her official capacity as a senior White House adviser.“No, I’m not […]


Federal, Policy

Joe Biden’s Twitter fight with Amazon perfectly sums up the battle over America’s new tax code

June 14, 2019

Via: CNBC – Top News

WASHINGTON – Amazon and Joe Biden are in a Twitter spat, and it perfectly captures the controversy over America’s new tax code. The beef began when the frontrunner for the Democratic presidential nomination called out the online giant on Twitter. […]


Cloud Infrastructure, Infrastructure

Why the Center for Internet Security moved its storage to the cloud

June 13, 2019

Via: StateScoop

In anticipation of the 2020 election, the Center for Internet Security says it plans to distribute as many as 150 additional Albert sensors, devices that monitor computer networks for intrusions, to state and local governments by the end of the […]


Data Center, Federal, Infrastructure, Policy, State & Local

Nevada lawmakers approve four blockchain bills

June 13, 2019

Via: StateScoop

Lawmakers in Nevada on Wednesday sent their fourth piece of legislation concerning blockchain technology to Gov. Steve Sisolak in the past two weeks. The latest measure, Senate Bill 161, would provide businesses testing new uses of the distributed-ledger technology with […]